Cedric Doumbe faces off Yoann Kongolo in defense of his welterweight kickboxing title at Glory 39 Brussels
Cedric Doumbe / Pic: Instagram @doumced

Cedric Doumbe is fighting Yoann Kongolo at the Glory 39 Kickboxing on March 25 in Brussels.

Glory promotion’s inaugural welterweight champion Cedric Doumbe (65-4-1) has no doubts in the victorious outcome in his next fight. The French kickboxer won the title against Dutch Nieky Holzken last December in Germany.

Although the current title holder lost twice against his next vis-a-vis, Swiss Yoann Kongolo (64-8-0) he believes the organization has given him “an easy fight” for his first title defense. Kongolo beat Doumbe twice taking the unanimous decision in 2014 in Delemont and in 2015 in Lille.

On Monday Doumbe shared a poster of Glory 39 Brussels on his profile on Instagram. The image shows him head to head with Yoann Kongolo.

“Next fight against this guy. Looks very easy title defense,” Doumbe captioned. “Thanks to Glory kickboxing to give me an easy fight for my first defense, but please…. don’t do that again. I am warrior, so I need real opponents not some sparring partner.

“I do not usually take the leftovers. So don’t give me anymore the waste of Nieky Holzken and Murthel Groenhart. Thank you.”

Yoann Kongolo is the number one contender. He won the four-man tournament last January in Los Angeles.

Cedric Doumbe vs Yoann Kongolo headlines Glory 39 Brussels. In the co-headline event Jamal “The Goliath” Ben Saddik (31-5, 26 KO) is going up against Guto Inocente (33-7, 17 KO) of Brazil. Also on the program the four-man featherweight kickboxing tournament as well as the super fight series on UFC Fight Pass.

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former National champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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